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needs to know her children have a safe place to call home.


Strong and stable homes build strong and stable communities.

Working in partnership with local families, Habitat creates opportunities for homeownership.

Future Habitat homeowners are active participants in the homebuilding and home buying process. The foundation of our unique program is working in partnership with families seeking the strength, stability, and independence that homeownership provides. Habitat homeowners build and buy their very own homes, creating brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Habitat’s model creates a cycle of community investment putting home mortgage payments to work building more homes.

land for affordable housing communities, through donation or partnership.


homes through volunteer labor - including 250 "HIP-hours" completed by the homeowner



on expensive labor costs, which is passed on to future homeowners


to qualified buyers at a price they can afford


mortgage payments back into the program to build more Habitat homes

Home Criteria

Future Greater Matthews Habitat Homeowners must meet 4 criteria:

You must have a need for housing

We partner with families who have low to moderate incomes, and who experience crowding, expensive rent, or unsafe conditions in their current housing.

You must have a steady income

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to repay an affordable mortgage that is around 30% of their gross monthly income. 

You must be willing to partner

Homebuyers participate in the construction of their home by completing 250 volunteer "HIP-hours". Hours can also be completed by attending required classes or volunteering at our ReStore.

You must live in our service area

Applicants must have lived in our service area at least 12 months prior to applying.

Meet Greater Matthews Habitat's current Homeowners in Progress and newest Homeowners.

GMHFH Homeowner in Process



GMHFH Homeowner in Process



GMHFH Homeowner



GMHFH Homeowners

Natalie & Isaiah

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Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity provides equal housing opportunity to all.

Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity has pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. Policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.


Here are answers to the questions we hear most.

Need more help?

Send a message to our Homeowner Services Department.

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Add your name to our interest list and we will contact you when applications are open again.

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